Taught course

Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

Institution
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics · Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Undergraduate/bachelor or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. Advanced level of English language skills.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Policy-makers are often forced to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty, but the results of these decisions may directly influence a country’s overall economic performance.

While a thorough understanding of aggregate economy dynamics is necessary for success, it is not entirely sufficient. Organizations must also be knowledgeable of the many sources of aggregate risk and uncertainty, and must rely on the analytical tools available to study the aggregate economy.

Students in the Barcelona GSE Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program will obtain relevant knowledge about the central issues in Macroeconomic and Financial Economics analysis, as well as the key tools, data, models, and techniques now being used by public and private institutions.

Financial and consulting firms increasingly utilize complex economic theories. Master's degree students will not only learn how to use these modeling and statistical techniques, but will conduct an independent master's project to learn how to apply these new skills to real empirical work. This master program covers economic models such as the dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE), vector autoregression (VAR), and autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (ARCH). Our graduates are prepared with an expert grasp of aggregate economy and financial function fundamentals, able to build macroeconomic and market forecasts - skills that consulting firms, investment banks, and government agencies are all in need of.

Fees and funding

UK students
16000€
International students
16000€

Financial aid at the Barcelona GSE is awarded based solely on academic merit. Applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid are advised to apply during the first admissions round (November 15 - January 15).

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@barcelonagse.eu
Phone
+34 93 542 12 34